How the Light Gets in (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #9) (Large Print / Paperback)

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This is book number 9 in the Chief Inspector Gamache Novel series.

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In Louise Penny’s novel How the Light Gets In things are still unsettled for Inspector Gamache.  Most of his star detectives have left the department and he still hasn’t spoken to his old friend  Jean-Guy Beauvoir.  Needless to say, he is thrilled to leave the city behind and investigate a report of a missing person  from Three Pines.  Gamache  knows bigger plots are afoot and he begins to question if there is anywhere for him and his loyal detectives to find safety.

Louise Penny’s latest novel How the Light Gets In was wonderful!  I have been in love with this series since Still Life and even after eight other books Penny still surprises me with her ending.  I love reading a mystery that has me guessing who-dun-nit until the very end and Penny does this each and every time.  Her writing is rich and filled with beautiful descriptions of village life.  I love escaping to the snowy north and catching up with my favorite characters.  This is a must read series for anyone searching for a new psychological murder mystery that also has fabulous characters.

— Tricia


""There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." --"Leonard Cohen
Christmas is approaching, and in Quebec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn't spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna's reluctance to reveal her friend's name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.

As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines. Increasingly, he is not only investigating the disappearance of Myrna's friend but also seeking a safe place for himself and his still-loyal colleagues. Is there peace to be found even in Three Pines, and at what cost to Gamache and the people he holds dear?

About the Author

LOUISE PENNY is "The" "New York Times "and" Globe and Mail "bestselling author of eight previous Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, Macavity and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis and Dilys Awards. Additionally, Louise has won four Anthony Awards and five Agatha Awards, the most recent for "The Beautiful Mystery, "which debuted at #2 on the "New York Times "bestseller list. She lives in a small village south of Montreal with her husband, Michael.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781594136825
ISBN-10: 1594136823
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2014
Pages: 671
Language: English
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Novel